Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Johns Hopkins University: a radical new approach to post-graduate training

Leaders in biomedical education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine "are calling for a radical new approach to post-graduate training in the life sciences to address significant challenges, including an avalanche of new discoveries in the last decade and the need to transcend traditional departmental boundaries to understand biological processes at multiple levels." In a Leading Edge commentary published in the August 19, 2011 edition of Cell, the authors "present a new model for biomedical education that would break down current silos of particular disciplines, such as biochemistry, cell biology and physiology, and instead teach students to work across those disciplines to study organisms at all levels, from molecules and cells to an entire organism."

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